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Default Products to take rust off shock springs?

I have some chrome polish and some 'never-dull' cloths/pads. Stuff works well on light to medium jobs, but my shocks aren't getting much cleaner.

Is it a matter of more elbow grease or anyone recommend how to spruce up a pair of 1988 XL shocks. They are not complete rusted shit, but have a pretty bad layer of rust forming on them.

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sandblast them and paint em.
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Naval Jelly. This will remove the rust.
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Navel Jelly or any rust remover will do. But really, it's past time to replace those old things with better.
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it will remove the rust but it will leave the pits.
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I personally have used a green scratch pad and that will clean up rusty chrome pretty nice.
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